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Real Time Supply Chain Visibility Is (Finally) Here
John Doble

Almost 20 years ago IBM coined the phrase transparent pipeline. Back then, the de rigueur was ecommerce, portals and electronic data interchange (EDI).

August 15, 2019
CBSA Releases Results Of ACI Audit In The Air Mode
Jan Brock

The Internal Audit and Program Evaluation Directorate of the Canadian Government published the results of...

August 8, 2019
CBSA Targeted Verifications
Jan Brock

Twice a year, CBSA releases its Trade Compliance Verification priorities list. CBSA manages Trade Compliance with the tariff classification; customs valuation and origin programs. Verification is managed by way of random verifications or verification priorities. Some verification priorities carry over from year to year. The overall goal of these verifications is to ensure compliance with customs requirements and to ensure that the correct amount of duties is collected at the time of importation.

July 29, 2019
Canadian Customs Tariff And The Harmonized System
Jan Brock

If you are new to importing into Canada you may be wondering what is the Canadian Customs Tariff and what exactly is the Harmonized System?

July 18, 2019
How International Trade Correlates To Gross Domestic Product
Jan Brock

The global economy and trade in Canada and the United States can be complex. To gain a better understanding of the latest trade news it is important to review the terminology related to a country’s imports and exports.

July 11, 2019
Getting Ahead Of International Trade Foreign Exchange Rates
Maria Mate

Most Canadian importers purchase goods and materials from the U.S. meaning most Canadian importers end up with U.S. dollar expenses.

July 3, 2019
Tsawwassen’s New Container Examination Facility Now Operational
Jan Brock

As of June 17th, 2019, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Tsawwassen Container Examination Facility (TCEF) is now open.

June 19, 2019
CBSA Announces Manifest Changes To Paper Cargo Control Document
Jan Brock

This process of a paper A8A is no longer required effective July 1st, 2019, as the entire process will be electronic.

June 13, 2019
Audit Reveals CBSA Must Improve Marine Mode Commercial Program
Jan Brock

The Audit team made a general audit opinion, which did not shed a positive light on the CBSA Commercial Program in the Marine Mode. The Audit team stated...

June 6, 2019
U.S. Lifts Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum
Jan Brock

Effective May 19th, 2019, the United States Surtax Order (Steel and Aluminum): SOR/2018-152 and the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods): SOR/2018-153 imposing surtax on certain products originating in the United States are repealed. Please note that importers will no longer be required to pay surtax pursuant to the above-referenced orders. Anything released from Customs on or after May 19th will no longer be subject to the U.S. Surtaxes.

May 22, 2019